Film - Also Released
White Christmas (U) 120min ●●●● New digital print of this Christmas staple. GFT, Glasgow and Filmhouse, Edinburgh from Fri 12-Wed 24 Dec.
North Face (12A) 121min ●●● Exciting historical adventure recounting the dangerous ascent of the Eiger in 1936 by two Bavarian soldiers. Think Touching the Void but with Nazis. Filmhouse, Edinburgh from Fri 12-Wed 24 Dec.
Dean Spanley (U) 100min ●●● Interesting character driven drama set in Edwardian England about the relationship between a crusty old Boer War veteran, his good natured son and an eccentric Indian man. The excellent cast includes Peter O’Toole, Bryan Brown and Sam Neill. General release from Fri 12 Dec.
Bicycle Thieves (U) 88min ●●●●● Beautifully restored print of Vittoria De Sica’s 1948 Italian neo-realist masterpiece. Filmhouse, Edinburgh from Fri 19 Dec-Thu 1 Jan.
La Boheme (PG) 114min ●●● Decent film version of classic opera. Selected release from Fri 19 Dec.
The Tale of Despereaux (U) 93min ●●● British animated feature about the medieval adventures of a mouse, a rat and a servant girl. General release from Fri 19 Dec.
Bedtime Stories (PG) 90min ●● Adam Sandler family fantasy about a man who can make bedtime stories come to life. Better than the thematically similar Inkheart (see review) but only just. General release from Fri 26 Dec.
Yes Man (12A) 104min ●●● Enjoyable if totally inane comedy based on British writer Danny Wallace’s book about a year spent saying ‘yes’ to everything. Jim Carrey stars, Peyton The Break-Up Reed directs. General release from Fri 26 Dec.
Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants 2 (12A) 117min ●● The girls with the adaptable pair of jeans are back in unsurprising retread of first film. General release from Fri 2 Jan.
OSS 117: Cairo Nest of Spies (12A) 99min ●●● Silly and quite funny French James Bond spoof. GFT, Glasgow from Fri 2-Thu 8 Jan.
Alexandra (PG) 95min ●●●● Poignant Chechnyan tale from Alexandr Sokurov, Russia’s most feted living filmmaker. Filmhouse from Fri 26-Mon 29 Dec. GFT, Glasgow from Fri 2-Sun 4 Jan.